Photo: Evan Wolfson and Tammy Baldwin Look on as Jerrold Nadler Introduces Respect for Marriage Act

A crowd of seasoned LGBT advocates including Evan Wolfson, Executive Director of Freedom to Marry and Wisconsin Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin, looks on as Representative Jerrold Nadler introduces the Respect for Marriage Act in Washington D.C. on September 15, 2009. Text of Section 3 of the bill:

For the purposes of any Federal law in which marital status is a factor, an individual shall be considered married if that individual's marriage is valid in the State where the marriage was entered into or, in the case of a marriage entered into outside any State, if the marriage is valid in the place where entered into and the marriage could have been entered into in a State. [Link]